It's been an interesting conversation, thanks.
I believe I do understand your point, I just have a different view.
I understand you to be saying that a CD "is" a bunch of numbers.
That's true, whether it's a music CD or a software CD.
However, I'm of the opinion that it's myopic to view the contents of the CD as "a bunch of numbers". Mozart isn't a bunch of numbers. To say that's what music IS, one misses the essence of the thing.
Similarly, my wife IS a pile of hydrogen and oxygen. She's defined mostly by her DNA, a mathematical sequence. To look at it that way is to be absolutely blind to what my wife truly is, in my opinion.
Anyway, thanks again for an interesting conversation. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the next topic.